But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. (Matthew 13:20, 21 NKJV)

We’ve been having a conversation on how to avoid spiritual miscarriage of the creative word of God. We know that when God wants to do a thing on the earth and in our lives He begins by talking about it into our hearts. If God wants to heal us of a sickness in the body He begins by saying it to us with His word. He will likely, for example say, by my stripes you’ve been healed. Then by faith we accept what He has said and believe that it will happen. We know that at this point a spiritual child has been conceived inside us, waiting for delivery, and for the time being going through spiritual development within our spirit.

It is this word that will go on to produce the reality intended by God, as it is written, “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10, 11 NKJV)

Sometimes we find ourselves in that situation where the spiritual pregnancy is aborted, where our faith for whatever it was we were believing for suddenly fades and we find ourself shaking in fear in the face of the enemy. Why does this happen? Scripture says it’s because we were intimidated into unbelief again by the lying vanities, the contradictions and lying suggestions that pop up in our minds and our environment, things that come to test our faith. But the more fundamental question is “why did we fail the test?” Here’s the answer, If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10 NKJV). We will focus on this tomorrow.

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